Game Thread GAME# 43: BLAZERS @ MAVERICKS - JANUARY 17, 2020 - FRIDAY, 6:30 PM, ESPN & NBCSNW

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If you had a choice between these 2 broadcasts for a Blazers game, which would you prefer to watch?

Poll closed Jan 22, 2020.
  1. ESPN

    24.3%
  2. TNT

    75.7%
  1. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    2019-20 REGULAR SEASON RECORD
    PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
    18 - 24
    (9-14 Road)
    DALLAS MAVERICKS

    26 - 15
    (12-10 Home)

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    PROBABLE STARTERS---------


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    DAMIAN LILLARD VS LUKA DONCIC

    [​IMG] SG [​IMG]
    CJ McCOLLUMVSTIM HARDAWAY Jr

    [​IMG] SF [​IMG]
    KENT BAZEMORE VS DORIAN FINNEY-SMITH

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    CARMELO ANTHONY VS KRISTAPS PORZINGIS

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    HASSAN WHITESIDE VS DWIGHT POWELL


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    WHEN: 6:30 PM (PST), FRIDAY, 1/17/2020

    WHERE: AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER, DALLAS, TX
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    TV BROADCAST:
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    RADIO BROADCAST:
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    --------------BENCH--------------
    - PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS -
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    SIMONS , TRENT Jr.
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    LITTLE , HEZONJA , HOARD
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    TOLLIVER , BROWN


    - DALLAS MAVERICKS-
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    BAREA , BRUNSON , WRIGHT
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    CURRY , REAVES , CLEVELAND
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    LEE , JACKSON , ROBY
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    KLEBER , MARJANOVIC


    INJURIES
    TRAIL BLAZERS
    Mario Hezonja (back): QUESTIONABLE
    Skal Labissiere (left knee): OUT
    Rodney Hood (torn Achilles): OUT
    Zach Collins (dislocated left shoulder): OUT
    Jusuf Nurkic (left leg): OUT
    MAVERICKS
    Kristaps Porzingis (right knee soreness): QUESTIONABLE
    Ryan Broekhoff (fractured left fibula): OUT




    HEAD COACHES
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    TERRY STOTTS --- RICK CARLISLE

    :reading:OFFICIAL MAVERICKS' GAME NOTES
    :reading: OFFICIAL BLAZERS' GAME NOTES






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  2. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    Let's see if the Blazers can carry the momentum of the victory against the Rockets into Dallas.

    This season the Blazers have not been able to consistently beat good teams who were at least fairly healthy.

    This will be 2 ESPN games in a row for the Blazers. And next week, the Blazers will have 2 straight TNT games.

    TICky-tacky fouls: hopefully we don't see many of these called on the Blazers
    TACky uniforms and court designs for Dallas: looks like a kingartener colored all over them.
    TOEing the company line: where would the Blazers be if they were healthy this season?
    CAN
    THE
    BLAZERS
    WIN
    3
    IN
    A
    ROW?
     
  3. Tince

    Tince Well-Known Member

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    Lets not get greedy on this one!
     
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    DDolla Well-Known Member

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    Now repeat that Harden defense against Luka
     
  5. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Hoops didn't like my other Slogan!

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    Beat more Texans!
     
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    kjironman1 Hoops didn't like my other Slogan!

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    Blazers get a really good travel game here with a day off in the middle. Plenty of rest and some time to prepare.
     
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  7. Terry Stotts

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    Rick doesnt have shit on me. I'm going to roast these ponies tomorrow! Luka? More like Puke-a!
     
  8. Shaboid

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    I see what you did there. Well done.
     
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  9. Bruno_Sabino

    Bruno_Sabino Biggets Blazer fan in south america

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    Let’s go!
     
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  10. RickyJoe

    RickyJoe Coug alumni on chess team

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    I've got all the dirt on you
     
  11. BonesJones

    BonesJones We got shooters.

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    They should try the same defense on Luka that they used on Harden.
     
  12. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Hoops didn't like my other Slogan!

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    This game is gonna be too close to call. Would love to call another win before the game but i just can't do it on this one. Doncic is a media darling so i'm thinking it's gonna be 8 on 5 and not in favor of the Blazers. ESPN again will not want a uninteresting call again with the Blazers putting the Mavs away. If the Blazers are gonna win this they are going to have to steal it.
     
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    Bruno_Sabino Biggets Blazer fan in south america

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    I don’t see that way. Dame has that factor too, also we have Melo. Everybody needs to be ready - play defense and stay alive at the 4QR.
     
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    stampedehero ALLMAN BROTHERS 1969

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    I hope we win! BTW, Where is the caption contest?
     
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  15. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Hoops didn't like my other Slogan!

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    It's a national TV game in their Building so i makes me feel as though it's gonna be called for them. But yes. Dame and now Melo have some of that but i would hardly call them darlings. If Doncic gets a hang nail it's front page news.
     
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    kjironman1 Hoops didn't like my other Slogan!

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    From this point of the season (42 games). The Blazers have to go 23-17 the rest of the way to achieve a .500 season (41-41). What a ride it would be if they started rolling and went 28-12.
    How fun would that be to watch? They would have to beat some pretty good teams along the way. Might as well get this game too.
     
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    What’s with the Space Jam motif with the Mavs’ court and jerseys?
     
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    If they can just go like 5-7 or 6-6 the next 12 games there is a stretch of about 19 games after that where it wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility to go on a big run like 15-4 or 14-5, especially if they get healthy and boost the lineup with a trade.
     
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    kjironman1 Hoops didn't like my other Slogan!

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    Guess my point is this could get really fun to watch.
     
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    I voted espn because all the annoying dudes are at tnt

    Webber
    Reggie
    McHale
    Shaq

    Espn has a bunch of idiots too but most of them are in the studio.
     
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